Brian Hood presents
6 Figure Home Studio: A Music Business Podcast
Do you have a passion for producing, recording, mixing, or mastering music? Do you want to quit your day job so you can focus on your studio full time? Most us are simply musicians who fell into this because of our passion for creating art in the form of better music, better mixes, and better recordings. Very few of us went to business school, have any sort of formal business training, or have experience running businesses in the past. Throughout The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Brian Hood and Chris Graham will help you learn what actually matters in this confusing world of business. Don't let the “business stuff” hold you back from running a successful home recording studio.
September 22, 2020
#150: Is This The Final Episode Of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast?
If you’ve been listening to The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast lately, you’ve probably heard that we’re about to make a major change. Listen now to hear all the details about what’s happening to The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast and what you can expect from us in the future!
September 15, 2020
#149: Stop Worrying About The Damn Tools And Focus On THIS Instead...
In 2000, the CEO of Netflix tried to convince Blockbuster to buy Netflix for $50 Million and they were laughed out of the room. Now Netflix is worth $210 Billion and the last remaining Blockbuster store for $4/night on Airbnb. The recording industry has made the same mistake as Blockbuster, and it’s the main reason so many studios have been shuttered in the past decade. Listen now to learn more about staying on your toes and recognizing when you need to pivot to keep your business afloat!
September 8, 2020
#148: The Top 6 Mistakes Freelancers Make When Trying To "Niche Down"
You always hear us preaching about “finding a niche to dominate”, but you just can’t seem to get traction anywhere. Why do some people naturally find a niche while others are stuck in a perpetual state of being a generalist? In this episode, we dig into 6 common mistakes that hold people back from dominating their niche.
September 1, 2020
#147: Why "The Minimum Effective Dose" Is The Key To Getting Sh*t Done (Without Getting Overwhelmed)
“HUSTLE OR DIE”. That’s the message you hear from so many business gurus. Your to-do list seems to grow exponentially the more education you consume. It can be overwhelming, exhausting, and ultimately send you down the path of burnout. Instead of trying to do everything, you can simply focus on the minimum amount of work for that thing to be effective (i.e. no longer a bottleneck in your business). When your brain makes this switch, everything in your business gets so much easier.
August 25, 2020
#146: Having Your Best Year Ever, Despite The Worldwide Pandemic | With Jake Rye
In our latest poll, more than 65% of studios have seen their incomes decline due to the pandemic. Instead of diving into the obvious reasons why studios are struggling, we thought it would be more beneficial to interview someone who’s having their best year ever. How have they set themselves up for success in 2020 while other studios are struggling? Listen now to learn how Jake has built his business from the ground up to not only survive, but thrive in this post-pandemic world.
August 18, 2020
#145: The COVID Pep Talk: 6 Practical Steps To Take If You're Discouraged And Don't Know What To Do
This episode is for anyone feeling hopeless, aimless, and discouraged. Sometimes a simple pep talk from your friends and some practical steps can be all it takes to get yourself out of a funk. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself and giving into the victim mentality, it’s time to step up and take charge of your life… despite the crazy shit going on in the world.
August 11, 2020
#144: How You Can Build And Maintain Relationships With Clients (100% Online)
One of the biggest keys to a successful freelance career has always been building relationships. The problem is that most audio engineers tend to be cave-dwelling troglodytes who go days without direct contact to sunlight. This problem has only gotten worse now that social distancing is the new normal. How can we build relationships if we can’t be around clients and friends? The good news is there are ways to build and maintain relationships with your ideal clients without leaving your audio cave
August 4, 2020
#143: The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Marketing Plan: Part 2
Last week we talked about essentials for your marketing plan. I mentioned eight things many people skip – before they complain that their efforts failed. Today you’ll learn about the 2nd half of my 20-point marketing plan, but you should only listen to this episode after you listened to the first part, episode 142: The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Marketing Plan: Part 1 Listen now to learn more about growing your business by harnessing the power of friends, family, and yes, even cold marketi
July 28, 2020
#142: The Ultimate Guide To Creating Your Marketing Plan: Part 1
When I talk to most people about their marketing plan, I hear stuff like this constantly... “I’m going to focus on networking as much as possible.” “I’m going to start reaching out to musicians on Instagram.” “I’m launching a podcast.” The majority of people who tell me these things come back to me with nothing to show for it. There’s a LOT more that goes into a successful marketing plan. This episode is my attempt to give you a full look into what goes into a top-down appro
July 21, 2020
#141: How Free Work Fits Into A Healthy Audio Business
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen threads in forums and groups devolve into chaos over one topic: free work. Some say you should always do free work. Others say you should never work without pay. The reality is, free work has no absolutes to it. Sometimes it’s a benefit for your business, while at other times it’s a detriment. The key is learning how to recognize when doing free work is good and when it isn’t. Listen now to learn how free work could fit into your audio bus